Sunday, 20 June 2010

The Bicycle Diaries (June '10) - A new begining?

And so I bit the bullet and yesterday went to the bike shop and conjured up £250 for a new bike:

First thoughts. Well, after 'hot-rodding' the bike to my specs, it is not as good as my old bike. But I have bought it with the future in mind. Unlike the last one, I went to an independent bike shop to buy this bike. That makes it more expensive as an initial investment (as small stores do not compete with the chains on price), but cheaper to repair as spare parts are not tied to the same chain store and so (hopefully) cheaper in the long run.

But more importantly, I have my eye on a Brompton in the next year...

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